I m going to ask the question about the transom again. According to Platt s instructions, the transom is cut oversize . The plans show the rough cut lineMessage 1 of 16 , Mar 21, 2008View Source
I’m going to ask the question about the transom again. According to Platt’s instructions, the transom is cut “oversize”. The plans show the rough cut line even larger than the inside edge. But I can’t figure out why. Is it because planing it down produces a smoother edge? I realize that you plane the bevel after the stringers are installed to get the edge “fair” with the stringers. But at what point do you make the inside cut? Why not just cut the transom to the inside dimension? Rough edges?
In another place, he talks about scoring plywood with a knife, then using a scroll saw. The score makes the cut smooth. I don’t know if this also can be applied to the transom.